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• Neil Young

31 Oct 2008 22:00 & 02:30 BBC Four
Don’t Be Denied
Neil Young traces his 40-year musical journey, utilising unseen performance footage. (repeat)

• Neil Young

31 Oct 2008 21:30 & 03:30 BBC Four
In Concert
Footage of the singer-songwriter from 1971, including songs from the album Harvest.

• Mark Lamarr

10 Oct 2008 00:00 BBC Radio 2
Featuring a live set from Calexico.

• Later … With Jools Holland

10 Oct 2008 00:00 BBC 2
Series 33, Episode 4
Featuring Coldplay, The Hold Steady, Glen Campbell, Amy Lavere, SIA and John Mellencamp.

• Mark Radcliffe and Little stuart Little maconie

09 Oct 2008 20:00 BBC Radio 2
Journalist Dave Simpson discusses The Fallen, his new book about The Fall.

• Richard Thompson

Walking on Wire
07 Oct 2008 22:30 BBC Radio 2
2005 documentary with singer/songwriter/guitarist Thompson, in conversation with Bob “Rekids, it’s pronounced rekids, why can’t anyone see that?” Harris.

• Trojan Explosion

6 Music Plays it Again
06 Oct 2008 00:00 BBC 6 Music
1988 documentary. The history of Trojan records. Split into four parts, playing from Monday to Thursday.

• The Killers

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
3 Nov 2008 19:00 BBC Radio 1
The gig will be broadcast live on Zane Lowe’s programme and will include tracks from the Las Vegas rockers new album Day And Age.

• Later … With Jools Holland

Series 33, Episode 2
26 Sep 2008 23:35 BBC Two
Guests lined-up for the second show include: recent Mercury Prize gold medallists Elbow, with tracks from their winning album ‘Seldom Seen Kid’ including ‘One Day Like This’; David Gilmour, the legendary Pink Floyd guitarist, performs tunes in celebration of his live album recorded in Gdansk capturing a selection of Pink Floyd classics and numbers from his recent solo outings. Also daughter of Nat King, Natalie Cole will be joining Jools at the piano for a chat and a song from her forthcoming album of jazz standards ‘Still Unforgettable’. After spending weeks at the top of the singles chart and causing musical controversary wherever she goes, California’s Katy Perry finally makes her UK television debut and South London legend and UK hip hop hero Roots Manuva returns to the show to perform tracks from his fourth album ‘Slime & Reason’.

• The Pink Floyd Story: Which One’s Pink?

26 September 2008 10:40 BBC4
27 September 2008 3:00 BBC4
Forty years after Britain’s foremost ‘underground’ band released their debut album, ‘Piper At The Gates Of Dawn’, Pink Floyd remain one of the biggest brand names and best-loved bands in the world. This film features extended archive, some of it rarely or never seen, alongside original interviews with the four surviving members of Pink Floyd, David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Nick Mason, and traces the journey of a band that has only ever had five members, three of whom have lead the band at different stages of its evolution. (repeat)

• Eliza Carthy

BBC Four Sessions
26th September 2008 00:00 BBC Four
Folk star Eliza Carthy in concert at the Union Chapel in London. The set includes songs from her album Angelicana, nominated for Album of the Year at the Radio 3 Awards for World Music. Carthy often takes liberties with people’s preconceptions about folk music, pushing the boundaries with style, dynamism and flair. Daughter of British folk golden couple, Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson, she has almost single-handledly invigorated, revitalised and made folk music revelant to younger audiences. (repeat)

• Martin Carthy and Friends

BBC Four Sessions
25th September 2008 23:00 BBC Four
Recorded at Islington’s Union Chapel, this concert brings together English folk legend Martin Carthy and some of his most important collaborators – including wife Norma and daughter Eliza, known collectively as Waterson-Carthy. Fiddling partner Dave Swarbrick, who joined Fairport Convention in the late 1960s, also features, as does extraordinary brass band Brass Monkey. (repeat)

• The Streets

The South Bank Show
21st September 2008 23:15 ITV 1
Melvyn Bragg presents a profile of Mike Skinner’s one-man band the Streets as he puts together his fourth album, working alone in his bedroom and then recording with a symphony orchestra in Prague. Skinner discusses the process of writing and recording, while Pete Doherty, Alexis Petridis and Chris Salmon reveal how he captures the authentic voice of bored and alienated British urban youth.

• The Carmine Appice Story

20 September 2008 19:00 Radio 2
The story of rock drummer Carmine Appice, who rose to fame as part of Vanilla Fudge. He toured with Hendrix, the Doors, the Monkees, Mamas and Papas and the Byrds. Appice also wrote two of Rod Stewart’s biggest hits while part of the singer’s set up. Pete Mitchell travels to America to track down the star, and along the way talks to members of Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Dio, Cactus and Vanilla Fudge.

• Later … With Jools Holland

Series 33, Episode 1
19 Sep 2008 23:35 BBC Two
Godfathers of rock Metallica visit the studio for the first time in 12 years with tracks from their new album Death Magnetic. Also in the studio are Tennessee foursome Kings of Leon, who showcase tracks from their upcoming fourth album Only By The Night. And making her UK TV debut, Italian born, French-bred singer-songwriter and now First Lady of France, Carla Bruni performs a song or two from her recently released third album, Comme Si De Rien N’était. If that isn’t enough, popstar in the making VV Brown makes an appearance, and New Jersey-born Nicole Atkins makes her British television debut, and Paul McCartney and Youth present a collaboration.

• P J Harvey

BBC Four Sessions
18 Sep 2008 23:00 BBC Four
Series of unique concerts featuring musicians from around the world. P J Harvey brings some real rock and roll to the intimate venue of LSO St Luke’s in London, following the release of her solo album Uh Huh Her. She performs a set that includes hits such as Big Exit, Dress, The Letter and Shame. (repeat) is not responsible for the content of the BBC. I’m sure not if anyone is.

3 Responses to “Media Diary”

  1. 2008/10/31 at 22:29

    Post links for tv caps and radio rips. Requests even, if you’re the optimistic sort.

    There are a few BBC music docs over at Aural Stimulation. Recent and vintage BBC Reggae Show programmes atThe Reggae Show. or, ýlowek scavel-cronek, to use it’s full title has a very nice line in video caps from various music festivals and episodes of Later with Jools Holland.

  2. 2 Will Knot B. Revealed Snr.
    2008/12/05 at 02:03

    Try lots of video and rare performance stuff!!! :D

  3. 2008/12/09 at 14:33

    Festive “Peel” Paul Webster 9 December 2008 07:52

    6 Music Plays it Again On: BBC 6 Music
    Date: Thursday 25th December 2008 00:00 to 00:30
    My Top Ten – John Peel. In a programme first broadcast on Radio 1 in 1984,
    the late John Peel picks ten favourite records and talks to Andy Peebles
    about his life and work. Among his choices are, of course, The Undertones as
    well as Captain Beefheart, The Faces, Duane Eddy and Misty in Roots.
    (Part 1)

    6 Music Plays it Again On: BBC 6 Music
    Date: Friday 26th December 2008 00:00 to 00:30
    My Top Ten – John Peel.
    (Part 2)

    BBC Introducing With…Tom Robinson On: BBC 6 Music
    Date: Sunday 28th December 2008 00:00 to 02:00
    Tom invites John Peel’s sons Tom and William Ravenscroft into the studio to
    introduce us to some of the music that shaped 2008 for them and to share
    their tips for 2009.

    You can also hear a bit of John in the Radioactive spoof (Angus Deyton and
    Radio Active On: BBC Radio 7
    Date: Friday 2nd January 2009 08:30 to 09:00
    Radio Radio Programme.
    The on-air team go behind the microphones. Stars Helen Atkinson Wood,
    Geoffrey Perkins and John Peel. From September 1987. Episode 8 of 8.

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